The White House on Monday released a list of terrorist attacks in support of Trump’s otherwise unsupported claim the media is deliberately suppressing information about “radical Islamic terrorists.”
The list, which includes 78 attacks from September 2014 to December 2016, contains numerous attacks that were widely covered, including the massacres in San Bernardino, California; Paris; and Orlando, Florida.
It also includes numerous attacks in which no fatalities were reported.
But there was also a glaring omission: Attacks like white supremacist Dylan Roof’s assault on Charleston, South Carolina’s Emanuel AME Church. Read more
A German soldier found posing as a Syrian refugee has been arrested for allegedly planning a “false flag” shooting attack that would be blamed on asylum seekers.
The unidentified soldier was detained when he went to retrieve a loaded pistol he had hidden in a bathroom at Vienna International Airport.
The public prosecutor’s office in Frankfurt said the 28-year-old is suspected of planning a serious “state-threatening act of violence”, fraud and violating firearms laws.
More than 90 German police officers have worked alongside Austrian and French security forces to search 16 locations across three countries on Wednesday, when a suspected accomplice was arrested in Bavaria.
Investigations have revealed that the Bundeswehr lieutenant was stationed at Illkirch-Graffenstaden in France before registering as a refugee back in Germany.
He gave false information to authorities in Giessen, Hesse, on 30 December 2015 – as Germany was overwhelmed by the arrival of almost a million asylum seekers.
Posing as a Syrian refugee but reportedly speaking in French, rather than Arabic, the man submitted an asylum application at Zirndorf in Bavaria in January last year.
“As a result, he was given shelter in a refugee home and has received monthly financial benefits under this false identity,” the Frankfurt prosecutor’s office said.
“These findings, as well as other evidence, point towards a xenophobic motive for the soldier’s suspected plan to commit an attack using a weapon deposited at Vienna airport.”
If his plan had succeeded, his fingerprints would have registered on the refugee records system and led investigators to his false identity as a Syrian asylum seeker, turning fresh scrutiny on migrants in Germany.
There are so many tings wrong right now in Germany I don’t know where to start.
‘The army was a right-wing finishing school for Tim,’ agrees Lou Michel. 'They taught him to separate his emotions from his actions and the
motto Tim remembers was: “Blood makes the grass grow greener.” After the
Gulf War, he really became indifferent to life. This is the man who
told me: “I understand what they felt in Oklahoma City. I have no
sympathy for them.”’
Here is a list of our 11 candidates, in alphabetical order.
Nathalie Arthaud : revolutionary left. Teacher of economics. She has no program because she doesn’t want to govern: all she wants is a worker’s revolution.
François Asselineau : wants the Frexit. Can quote you by heart any article of the EU treaties. Has no other program because everything else can wait until we are sovereign. Right-wing complotist.
Jacques Cheminade : weirdo. No one knows how he got here. Wants to go to space. Left-wing complotist.
Nicolas Dupont-Aignant : right-wing. Wants the Frexit. Kind of whiny.
François Fillon : catholic homophobic misogynist right-wing. Spreads fear about terrorism and islam to progress. Wants to be friends with Putin. Currently involved in many affairs (fictively employed his whole family, has strangely generous friends, is paid by private companies) and even has a lawsuit against him. Needs to give back the money.
Benoît Hamon : left-wing socialist. Couldn’t find his place in the election because his program is too similar to Mélenchon’s (except for international policy) but the majority of his party abandoned him for Macron. Used to advocate for a basic income but has reduced his proposal to a kind of welfare. Girls tend to find him cute.
Jean Lassalle : terrible South-West accent. Rural centrist. You gotta laugh at him.
Marine Le Pen : extreme right. Xenophobic and islamophobic. Has tried to freshen her image by pretending to have a social policy and to like Jews and homosexuals. Frighteningly, it has worked somewhat. Also has a lawsuit against her for fictive employment in the European Parliament. Shark smile. Pals with Putin. Goes to nazi balls. Many skinhead friends.
Emmanuel Macron : neoliberalist ex-banker. Tries to present himself as a “revolution” or renewal in French politics even though he’s the heir of current president Hollande and was his minister of Economics and passed awful laws. Nobody knew him a year ago but all the mainstream media figured out it was in their interest to advertise for him. Also people like him because he’s young and a pretty boy.
Jean-Luc Mélenchon : ecosocialist. Used to be angry but now sounds more like a wise teacher. Wants a more democratic Constitution, to save the environment and to help the poor. Wants to renegotiate EU treaties to remove austerity (possible Frexit if failure) and to fight for peace. The most inventive campaign. Youtuber. Supported by Podemos and Bernie Sanders’ team.
Philippe Poutou : revolutionary left, but with more of a program than Arthaud. Speaks his mind and people love him for that. Works in a car factory.
1st turn result: Macron and Le Pen are selected for the 2nd turn duel with respectively 23% and 21% of the votes. Fillon and Mélenchon are just behind with 19% each. Two other candidates make small but significant scores, Hamon and Dupont-Aignan with 6 et 5%. Other candidates obtain between 0.2 and 1.2%.
So. A lot of French are pissed at having to choose between neoliberalism and the devil. Trample the poor or trample the racialised, the migrants, the foreigners. Just lovely.
But ultimately, what was striking in this election was the impact of the mainstream media. The first candidate was basically created by the media, he would have remained nearly anonymous without them. The second serves usually as a repellent to make anyone elected rather than her, and the media cater disproportionately to her favourite themes: insecurity, terrorism, islam, mechanically contributing to her rise.
Oh - incidentally, almost all mainstream media in France are controlled by billionaires.
Federal authorities recently arrested three members of a right-wing, group who dubbed themselves “The Crusaders” on suspicion of plotting the bombing of a mosque and housing complex in Garden City, Kansas.
While the group was widely reported as a “militia,” that term usually properly refers to a state-regulated paramilitary force. A better term for what federal prosecutors allege the group planned to do is terrorism.
The 1959 Lynching of Mack Charles Parker In Mississippi
The Rape Allegations & Subsequent Lynching
Parker was arrested for the February 23, 1959 rape and kidnapping of June Walters, a pregnant white woman, in Pearl River County, Mississippi. Walters reported that the crime occurred on a dirt logging road called Black Creek Ford Road, off U. S. Route 11, approximately seven miles south of Lumberton, where she and her child were waiting alone in a car while her husband, Jimmy sought help for repairs. Parker vehemently denied having raped anyone, and statements from his supporters after his death suggested that the rape accusations may have been fabricated by the alleged victim as a means of concealing an ongoing consensual affair with a local white man.
According to reports published in the New Orleans Times Picayune and the Jackson Clarion Ledger, Parker and four friends, Norman Malachy, David Alfred, Curt Underwood and Tommy Grant were returning to Lumberton from Poplarville. The five men had been to Slim’s, an illegal bar which was operated under the protection of the Poplarville City Police. It was located in the black section of Poplarville, and was known for selling white lightning moonshine. As the five neared Lumberton, Parker and his four companions spotted a Dodge sedan broken down on the side of the road. Assuming the car was abandoned, they stopped. Parker got out and shone a flashlight into the car. Upon recognizing a white woman in the car, Parker returned to his brother’s Chevy sedan and left. As they left the scene, Parker allegedly turned to his friends and said, “Why don’t we stop and get some o’ that white stuff?” Telling him he was crazy, the four men told Parker to take them home. According to local law enforcement officials, before the woman’s husband could return to the disabled car, Parker allegedly returned, kidnapped June Walters and her four year-old daughter, Debbie, at gunpoint and took them to Black Creek Ford Road, where he raped Walters. Curt Underwood, Parker’s brother-in-law, who was there that night, disputed the version of events.
The woman did not identify her alleged attacker by name or detailed description beyond sex, race and approximate age. After an intensive manhunt, Lumberton police were informed by David Alfred’s father, a local Baptist minister, that Parker was the perpetrator. Parker was arrested at approximately 10 a.m. on February 24 at his Lumberton home by Lumberton City Marshal Ham Slade. Parker was beaten by Slade and his deputies, to the horror of his mother, Mrs. Eliza Parker. Parker’s screams could be heard several houses away.
Parker vehemently denied having raped anyone. In a line-up at the Lumberton City Jail, the victim identified Parker. A check of the tire tracks left by the perpetrator’s car indicated they were similar to those of Parker’s Chevrolet, but a positive identification could not be made. A check of fingerprints failed to implicate Parker. Soon after his arrest, and for his own protection, Lumberton Police had the Mississippi Highway Patrol transfer Parker to the Hinds County Jail in Jackson. While in the Hinds County Jail, Parker was subjected to several lie detector tests. All of the lie detector tests given Parker proved to be inconclusive or that he was telling the truth. In addition, no handgun was ever found by police, nor was one ever connected to Mack Charles Parker.
On April 13, Parker was indicted by a Pearl River County grand jury, on one count of rape and two counts of kidnapping. Two days later, Parker was returned to Pearl River County to appear before Judge Sebe Dale, Sr., on April 17. Being represented by attorney and civil rights activist, R. Jess Brown of Vicksburg, Parker pled not guilty to each charge. Judge Dale set the trial date for April 27, and Parker was returned to his cell at the Pearl River County Courthouse.
The Murder & Death of Mack Charles Parker
According to the FBI report on the case, sometime around 12.15 a.m. on April 25, a vigilante mob of eight to ten hooded and masked men, wearing gloves, entered the courthouse.
Supposedly, they were let into the locked jail area by a deputy sheriff, Jewell Alford, who was with them. As Alford unlocked the door, eight to ten from the mob entered Parker’s cell. He begged for help from other prisoners, but the mob threatened them with guns. A life and death struggle soon ensued as Parker tried to escape and he was beaten with clubs by the mob. As the mob dragged Parker out of the courthouse, and down its concrete steps, he was bleeding profusely. He pleaded to be able to walk instead of being dragged. Blood spurted from his wounds, leaving bloody hand prints and pools of blood along the route out of the courthouse.
The mob had two cars waiting outside for their escape. Parker was stuffed into the back seat of one and the two cars sped off west toward Bogalusa, Louisiana on Mississippi Highway 26. The car with Parker inside continued west on Mississippi Highway 26 until it reached the Mississippi-Louisiana border at the Pearl River Bridge, approximately 20 miles west of Poplarville.
According to the FBI, the mob with Parker in the car drove into Louisiana, where they waited to make sure the road was traffic-free. Once they were assured they were in the clear, Parker was driven to the center of the bridge. He was then pulled from the car and shot twice in the chest from a range of approximately six inches. Parker died within seconds.
The original plan had been to castrate Parker and hang him from the superstructure of the Pearl River Bridge; however, with Parker now dead, the mob decided to abandon its plan in fear of being discovered. They proceeded to weight his body down with logging chains which were produced from the trunk of one of the cars. Once the chains were secured around Parker’s body, it was tossed over the concrete railings of the bridge into the rain-swollen waters of the Pearl River below.
Upon learning of the events in the early morning hours of April 25, Pearl River County Sheriff, Osborn Moody, informed the Mississippi Highway Patrol, who then urged him to contact the FBI. That same morning, Moody obtained a “John Doe” warrant for the kidnapping of Mack Charles Parker.
On May 4, Parker’s bloated and decomposing body was found floating in the waters of the Pearl River two and one-half miles south of the Pearl River Bridge at Bogalusa.
Investigation Into The Case & Why His Lynching & Murder Will Likely Remain Unsolved
Almost immediately, 60 agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation descended upon the town of Poplarville. In the two weeks following Parker’s death, the FBI questioned hundreds of potential witnesses and suspects. Several local Poplarville men, Jewel Alford, Christopher Columbus “Crip” Reyer, L. C. Davis, “Preacher” James Floren Lee, his son James Floren “Jeff” Lee, Herman Schultz, Arthur Smith and J.P. Walker, a former Pearl River County Sheriff’s deputy, who would be elected sheriff of Pearl River County in November 1963, quickly became the focus of the FBI’s intensive probe into the abduction and death of Mack Charles Parker.
In a three hour interrogation session FBI agents browbeat Crip Reyer. Reyer finally admitted that his red and white 1956 Oldsmobile 88 had been used by the mob, but denied having anything to do with the abduction or killing of Parker.
On May 13, under intense pressure from FBI agents, Arthur Smith confirmed the role of each of the participants and supplied the names of Walker, Preacher Lee, L.C. Davis and the names of others who were in the two cars. Smith told agents that Lee, Reyer, Davis, and Walker were in the lead car that carried Parker from the jail.
The judge and prosecutor would not co-operate with the FBI investigation and refused to hand over evidence, even though several of the mob members had confessed to the lynching. Judge Dale, who praised Theodore Bilbo’s racial beliefs, and was a member of the White Citizens’ Council; refused to indict the suspects. Dale encouraged the jury to “have the backbone to stand against any tyranny,” stating “you are now engaged in battle for our laws and courts for the preservation of our freedom and our way of life.” He urged them to “keep their mouths shut.” Dale also refused Sheriff Moody’s request to move Parker outside the county or have members of the Mississippi National Guard protect Parker. The federal grand jury then oversaw the case and failed to indict some of the mob by a single vote.
A May 11 article in the Chicago Defender, a popular black newspaper circulated throughout the South, recounted an interview with an anonymous white male from Poplarville, claiming to have personal knowledge that the charges against Parker were fabricated. The alleged witness claimed that the alleged victim, June Walters was in fact having an affair with a local white man, and she went with him while her husband, Jimmy, was gone to get help to fix the car. When her absence was discovered before she returned, she concocted a rape and kidnapping story to shield her infidelity. The witness also indicated that the alleged victim fainted upon learning of Parker’s kidnapping from the jail, and stated that he deserved a trial.
Unlike the article in the Chicago Defender, biographer Howard Smead, who wrote the book Blood Justice: The Lynching of Mack Charles Parker, believes that Parker was most likely not innocent, but said he was “not 100 percent sure.” Smead believes that Parker should have been given a fair trial and states that he never had a chance to prove his innocence. Smead writes that the local black community, many of whom knew Parker, were divided in opinion of his guilt. Many who held him, at the time of the crime, to be guilty, never wavered their view thereafter.
Despite an extensive investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the presentation of evidence before both county and federal grand juries, no indictment or conviction was ever obtained against any of the men who murdered Mack Charles Parker. The main suspects identified by the FBI have all since died due to old age.
In 2009 the FBI announced they were re-opening the Mack Charles Parker case.
Right-wing terrorism really isn’t ever talked about in the U.S. everyone knows who Al Qaeda and Hamas are, most people know about Weather Underground, but the vast majority people have never heard of The Order or the Ayran Republican Army. Or, hell, even the militia movement in general. Oklahoma City being an obvious exception, of course
Dylann S. Roof, a self-radicalized young white supremacist who killed nine black parishioners last year when he opened fire during a long-planned assault on Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, was found guilty by a federal jury here on Thursday.
The jury convicted Mr. Roof of nine counts of hate crimes resulting in death, three counts of hate crimes involving an attempt to kill (there were three survivors), nine counts of obstructing the exercise of religion resulting in death, three counts of that charge with an attempt to kill, and nine counts of using a firearm to commit murder during a crime of violence.
An officer from a large metropolitan area said that “militias, neo-Nazis and sovereign citizens” are the biggest threat we face in regard to extremism. One officer explained that he ranked the right-wing threat higher because “it is an emerging threat that we don’t have as good of a grip on, even with our intelligence unit, as we do with the Al Shabab/Al Qaeda issue, which we have been dealing with for some time.” An officer on the West Coast explained that the “sovereign citizen” anti-government threat has “really taken off,” whereas terrorism by American Muslim is something “we just haven’t experienced yet.”
Last year, for example, a man who identified with the sovereign citizen movement — which claims not to recognize the authority of federal or local government — attacked a courthouse in Forsyth County, Ga., firing an assault rifle at police officers and trying to cover his approach with tear gas and smoke grenades. The suspect was killed by the police, who returned fire. In Nevada, anti-government militants reportedly walked up to and shot two police officers at a restaurant, then placed a “Don’t tread on me” flag on their bodies. An anti-government extremist in Pennsylvania was arrested on suspicion of shooting two state troopers, killing one of them, before leading authorities on a 48-day manhunt. A right-wing militant in Texas declared a “revolution” and was arrested on suspicion of attempting to rob an armored car in order to buy weapons and explosives and attack law enforcement. These individuals on the fringes of right-wing politics increasingly worry law enforcement officials.
Law enforcement agencies around the country are training their officers to recognize signs of anti-government extremism and to exercise caution during routine traffic stops, criminal investigations and other interactions with potential extremists. “The threat is real,” says the handout from one training program sponsored by the Department of Justice. Since 2000, the handout notes, 25 law enforcement officers have been killed by right-wing extremists, who share a “fear that government will confiscate firearms” and a “belief in the approaching collapse of government and the economy.”
Despite public anxiety about extremists inspired by Al Qaeda and the Islamic State, the number of violent plots by such individuals has remained very low. Since 9/11, an average of nine American Muslims per year have been involved in an average of six terrorism-related plots against targets in the United States. Most were disrupted, but the 20 plots that were carried out accounted for 50 fatalities over the past 13 and a half years.
In contrast, right-wing extremists averaged 337 attacks per year in the decade after 9/11, causing a total of 254 fatalities, according to a study by Arie Perliger, a professor at the United States Military Academy’s Combating Terrorism Center. The toll has increased since the study was released in 2012.
Roger Jimenez, Verity Baptist Church preacher in Sacramento:
“Are you sad that 50 pedophiles were killed today? …I think that’s great! I think that helps
society. I think Orlando, Florida is a little safer tonight. I wish the government would round them all up, put them up against a
wall, put a firing squad in front of them and blow their brains out.”
Faithful Word Baptist Church
pastor in Arizona:
“The good news is that there’s 50 less pedophiles in this world,
because, you know, these homosexuals are a bunch of disgusting perverts
That’s who was a victim here, are a bunch of, just, disgusting homosexuals at a gay bar, okay? …But these people all should have been killed, anyway, but they should
have been killed through the proper channels, as in they should have
been executed by a righteous government that would have tried them,
convicted them, and saw them executed. Because, in Leviticus 20:13,
God’s perfect law, he put the death penalty on murder, and he also put
the death penalty on homosexuality. That’s what the Bible says, plain
Pat Robertson, Southern Baptist piece of shit and chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Network:
“The left is having a dilemma of major proportions. So I think the thing to do for those of us who disagree with some of their policies is to just sit on the sidelines and let them kill themselves.”